Oil and Vinegar Base For Different Salad Dressings

You can use this basic oil and vinegar mix to make a variety of different salad dressings.

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
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  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3 cups salad oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or bottle. Cover, shake well and store in refrigerator. Shake again before using. Makes 4 cups.


Recipes Using This Mix

Here are numerous salad dressing recipes using the Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing convenience mix.

  • Curry Dressing: Add 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard (optional) and 1 or 2 finely chopped, hard-cooked eggs to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Florentine Dressing: Add 3 tablespoons finely minced raw spinach to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Parmesan Dressing: Add 3 to 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Vinaigrette Dressing: Add 2 teaspoons finely chopped chives and 1 to 2 finely chopped, hard-cooked eggs to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Chiffonaide Dressing: Add 4 teaspoons minced pimento, 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, and 1 finely chopped, hard-cooked egg to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Mint Dressing: Add 2 tablespoons dried mint leaves and 4 teaspoons sugar to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Indian Rose Dressing: Add 1 small cooked beet, finely chopped; 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickle to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Spicy Red Dressing: Add 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil flakes, 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed and 1/4 teaspoon celery salt to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 1 week to give herbs time to flavor dressing.

  • Blue Cheese Dressing: Add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

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  • Celery Dressing: Add 1 teaspoon celery seeds to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Honey-Celery Dressing: Add 1/2 cup honey and 1 tablespoon celery seeds to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Honey-Lemon-Orange Dressing: Add 2 tablespoons honey, 4 teaspoons lemon juice, I teaspoon orange juice, and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

  • Honey-Orange Dressing: Add 2 tablespoons honey, 4 teaspoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel to 1 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

Source: http://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/htmpubs/4029.htm

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